A Richmond-based counselor is here to help. If you have worries in your life, mental health issues, or any other life dilemma, they can assist you in any way they can and let you live a better life. 

Richmond is a city known for its law. While we should all try to follow the laws of the land, following your own personal code can be a bit harder. You’re always changing, and always doing something out of principle. A counselor can help you develop your own mental code and make sure it’s strong.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience supporting individuals and families through difficulties due to separation, grief, loss, depression, and relationship challenges. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages who experienced abuse and/or neglect during childhood. I utilize a strength-based, solution focused approach. You will be in the driver's seat regarding your goals. I will help you see how to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,CSAC Supervisee
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Hello! Are you in need of professional support to help you uncover your true potential necessary for confronting and defeating a difficult situation? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 19 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have had the privilege of working with couples and families, too. I have worked with diverse clients of all ages and stages of life with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, labile moo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

Hello, my name is Heather. I am a licensed professional counselor in Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as both an in-home and an outpatient therapist with children, families, and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including adoption and foster care concerns, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQIA+ concerns, parenting problems, family issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADHD, and many others. I am specially trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and have worked with a v...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! My name is Michelle and I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) working in the state of Virginia. I am 15-year U.S. Navy veteran with over 10 years working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including PTSD, depression, anxiety and many different types of relationship issues. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse including Narcissistic Abuse, a particularly insidious form of mistreatment. My counseling style is direct and interactive. I believe ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, my name is Wendy. I completed a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University in 2008. I also hold bachelor degrees in Communications and Psychology from Virginia Tech. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia since 2014. I have worked as a counselor in a variety of settings, including in both public and higher education, as well as for a private agency and in a religious context. I have clinical counseling experience working with individuals, couples, and families, including adults and children. I utilize ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hi there! I'm so glad you're here! You've taken the very important first step towards a happier future for yourself! My name is Chiara Ascari and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia! I earned my Master's in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999. I've worked in many different settings, primarily with individuals but also with family groups. We have worked together on challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting, and more. Challenging experiences offer us an opportunity to grow by increasing ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): RN,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for many years and have worked in a variety of settings. I especially enjoy working with life transitions, women, spirituality issues, grief and loss, and cultural complexities, as well as anxiety and depression concerns. My counseling style is warm, patient, and accepting. I am a good listener and enjoy the interactive nature of the counseling relationship. My life experience as well as my training informs my treatment approach which is primarily cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic. I can provide an emo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years of experience working in both residential treatment programs and more recently since 2013 in private practice providing outpatient counseling. I completed my Bachelors Degree at Temple University and my Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling at Central Michigan University in 2008. I work best with adults, adolescents and families experiencing challenges and feeling under pressure by multiple issues. Often the solution is to shift subtle patterns of relating to make significant impacts for the individual ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MA,ED.S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia, I have 8 years of experience in the mental health field . I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, relationship struggles, adjusting to life changes, grief & loss, personal development, self-esteem, and social skills development. My mission is to help others to recognize their strengths, improve their ability to navigate through life’s challenges, and increase their sense of meaning and purpose in life. I am aware th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Dear New Client, Thank you for beginning this journey. No matter what the response has been from your immediate friends, families, or inner critic, I believe you are making a good decision. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently licensed in the state of Virginia with over 10 years of experience working with the mentally ill population. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship iss...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and the therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, I will use one of several therapeutic modalities depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Strengths Based Therapy and Psychotherapy. An integrated approach can be utilized as well. I use a client focused approach to ther...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome! My name is Tamira Rosner, but please feel free to call me Tammy, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio, and an LPC in the state of Virginia. Having worked with an Employee Assistance Program for over 15 years, I have counseled people for a wide range of concerns, including work related issues, relationship and family concerns, depression and anxiety. My counseling approach includes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and client-centered, as I try to meet individuals where they are at and with what they ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Virginia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, my name is Linda Blackburn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of North Carolina. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from East Carolina University in 1993 and my Master's of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University in 1994 through an Advanced Standing Master's Program. I began my professional life as a Registered Nurse working with Adolescents and Adults in Psychiatric Nursing for eleven years. In 1992 I made the professional decision to move to Social Work with the goal of becoming an LCSW. I received my License in Clini...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Welcome! I am glad that you are here. I am licensed in Virginia with 15 years of experience working in mental health, working with children, adolescents, and young adults in various settings. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, life transitions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. During sessions, I utilize a variety of interventions to assist you with meeting your goals. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Virginia with over 3 years of professional work experience. I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health and specialize in helping women navigate their strong emotions before, during, and after pregnancy. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I have community and inpatient experience. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients from ages 5 years old and up. I can provide individual, group, family and couples therapy. Some areas of my expertise include, stress, anxiety and anger management, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Virginia with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I hope to connect with you soon!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am masters trained licensed clinical social worker in Virginia with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have assisted clients as they have coped with stress and anxiety, addictions, loss, and depression. Treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion is important to me. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your needs. I recognize the courage often required to take the first step start therapy, and I am glad that you have decided to do so.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Richmond, Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Virginia with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Richmond? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Richmond area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Richmond' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Richmond, or elsewhere in the Richmond (city) county or state of Virginia.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Richmond therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Richmond counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Richmond, VA ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Virginia will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Richmond and elsewhere throughout the state of Virginia, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Richmond offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Richmond has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Richmond, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Richmond therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 223170 people in the city of Richmond, VA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 23298 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Richmond therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Richmond, Virginia can serve:

23173, 23218, 23219, 23220, 23221, 23222, 23223, 23224, 23225, 23226, 23227, 23230, 23232, 23234, 23235, 23241, 23242, 23249, 23255, 23260, 23261, 23269, 23273, 23274, 23276, 23278, 23279, 23282, 23284, 23285, 23286, 23288, 23289, 23290, 23291, 23292, 23293, 23295, 23297, 23298

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Richmond' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Richmond's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Richmond, Virginia?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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